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Henderson Professional Fire Fighters urge people to 'check your seats in the heat'

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jul 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-22 12:05:34-04

With our hot summer temperatures, Nevada has ranked among the top 20 states hardest hit by heatstroke fatalities. When temperatures are hot outside, the inside of a car can climb more than 30 degrees hotter in just 10 minutes.

Last year, 39 children died – nationwide – after being left in hot cars. No amount of time, not even a minute, is safe to leave a child in a hot car.

Henderson Professional Fire Fighters started the “Check Your Seats in the Heat” campaign in 2010 with a mission to educate the community about the dangers of leaving a child in a hot car in hopes to prevent those tragedies from occurring today.

Watch the video for tips to help you avoid these tragedies.